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Aysu and Ozturk Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

Aysu and Ozturk Recipients of ECE Faculty Awards

ECE is proud to announce that Aydin Aysu and Mehmet Ozturk are the 2020 recipients of the Departmental Faculty Awards — the Bennet Faculty Fellow Award and the William F. Lane Outstanding Teaching Award.

New wireless, implantable chip from NC State could help fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

November 19, 2020 | WRAL Tech Wire
“Our goal was to create a research tool that can be used to help us better understand the behavior of different regions of the brain, particularly in response to various forms of neural stimulation,” says Yaoyao Jia, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. “This tool will help us answer fundamental questions that could then pave the way for advances in addressing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.”

Cyborg cockroaches designed to complete tasks inside your HOME can carry objects across the room, transform into a display and draw objects on paper

November 5, 2020 | Daily Mail
In November 2014, researchers at North Carolina State University fitted cockroaches with electrical backpacks complete with tiny microphones capable of detecting faint sounds. The idea is that cyborg cockroaches, or ‘biobots’, could enter crumpled buildings hit by earthquakes, for example, and help emergency workers find survivors. ‘In a collapsed building, sound is the best way to find survivors,’ said Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University.

Astronaut, NC State grad Christina Koch named to Time 100 Most Influential List

October 13, 2020 | ABC 11
Astronaut Christina Koch, who graduated from NC State, was named to the Time 100 Most Influential People list.

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